Rennes midfielder Tongo Doumbia has claimed that he is set to seal a move to West Brom.
The 22-year-old is believed to have held talks with the Baggies earlier this week, despite reported interest from Arsenal.
And Doumbia, who is thought to cost around two million pounds, has revealed that the increased chances of regular first-team action led him to choose West Brom.
“I have no regrets about leaving Rennes, I go quietly and with a smile on my face, I have no grudges against the club,” he told 20Minutes in France.
“I felt a lot of desire from them, obviously it is less glamorous than Arsenal, but I will be able to continue my progress.”
Tongo, who has been at Rennes since 2009, learned his trade at Ligue 2 outfit LB Chateauroux, before making the transition to the top flight, and he is now eager to test his talents in the Premier League.
“The Premier League thrills me and I hope this is the beginning of a new adventure.”